Megabuck$ Medical $ervice$
This bank of lessons is for students
at an Algebra 1 level--usually 8th or 9th grade.
1. Decide in advance whether you want
students to work individually or in groups. If you work in groups, make
individual students present solutions to the class. Groups can apply for
job-sharing contracts as opposed to individuals applying for jobs.
2. Have students look at want ads and
WWW-based salary listings and get salaries for various health and medical
professions as well as the amount of education needed for those careers.
Students will graph years of education on the x-axis and salary on the
y-axis. What is the slope of the line (salary potential per year of education)?
3. A parent who is in one of these
fields, or the school dietician or nurse, will usually be happy to come
into your class and help stage this activity.
4. Role play the interview itself.
Have students prepare resumes and dress for the part. Assign people to
be the hiring committee and develop questions thaty would be appropriate
for an interview. Videotape the interview.